Course #1 - Eye Care
LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND!
Sign up for our CPCS Clinical Training Course in ophthalmology, and you could potentially save someone’s sight.
The first course in our programme focuses on eye care, teaching you to recognise different conditions, recommend treatments, and knowing when to refer to other care providers.
With 80% of diagnoses made through history-taking, the course will give you a thorough grounding in observation and questioning skills, to assess patients with many different eye conditions.
Our training team includes an expert optometrist, specialist ophthalmic pharmacist, GPs and advanced primary care practitioners. They’ll teach you how to recognise different conditions, and spot more serious eye problems - or possible underlying conditions - to get the best possible outcomes for every patient.
You’ll learn the anatomy of the eye, different treatments for conditions, as well as when and how to signpost patients to other professionals.
Eye Care session 1:
- Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 9.30am-12pm
Eye Care session 2:
- Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 9.30am-12pm
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Meet the tutors
Dr Catherine Porter
Job: Senior Lecturer in Optometry, University of Manchester
About: Dr Catherine Porter is a Senior Lecturer in Optometry at the University of Manchester, training undergraduate students in clinical optometry, and is the lead for Optometry Post Graduate Taught education.
In 2018, she became an Independent Prescriber and still regularly works in optometric practice.
Job: Advanced Specialist Pharmacist in Ophthalmology, Oxford University Hospitals
About: I've been specialising in Ophthalmology for the past three years. I have to admit that prior to this my knowledge of managing eye conditions was lacking, and I know many other pharmacists feel the same.
However, I have found that there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacists to be involved in eye care, and I hope that the CPCS Eye Care module will help community pharmacists feel much more comfortable when they encounter patients with eye conditions.